I've been coming along with some research observation programs of eclipsing binaries. I've started by thinking I'd look at timing the minima - a lifetime job considering the thousands of cataloged eclipsers, but capturing the whole light curve seemed to come along pretty easily, too. Some of the nights I've been observing have been less than "perfect," but reduction of CCD image data using ensemble photometry techniques in MaxIm removes a lot of the dispersion in the observations.

Here's a link to by website where I've posted some of these data. The results are all still pretty preliminary. Results will make their way into the AAVSO archives.


Using ACP has made all this straightforward and effortless. And Mike Dodd's Planalyzer has enabled me to tweak the observing schedules so that I can begin a run with adequate lead time heading into an eclipse.